IOC Adds 7 Medal Events to 2022 Beijing Winter Games Program

Miraitowa and Someity have been unveiled as the names of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games mascots

There is no place for women's nordic combined, which remains a male-only event, while telemark also failed to gain enough votes for inclusion in the programme in four years' time.

Boxing could still be axed from the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after the IOC admitted Thursday that concerns remain over the sport's governance and management by the International Boxing Federation (AIBA).

While the first formal qualification tournaments for the Olympic Games won't begin until 2019, qualification for the qualification tournaments have already begun, as this year's World Championships, for example, will impact both World Rankings and automatic qualifications to the Olympic qualifying tournaments.

International Olympic Committee voted to include six new disciplines in the competition program: women's single bobsleigh competitions, mixed freestyle and acrobatics team competitions, women's freestyle in the "big-air" discipline, mixed team tournament in ski jumping, and mixed relay in the short track and mixed team competitions for snowboard cross.

"We are mindful that we do have to prepare for extreme heat", Coates said at a news conference. "At the same time, we are sending a message that the size of the Olympic Winter Games is being directly addressed".

Twitter reacts to Carmelo Anthony's reported $27.9 million buyout
The Thunder organization also permitted Melo to meet teams on his own and work out mutually beneficial deals with them. In comparison, he averaged 22.4 points on 43% shooting in 34.3 minutes a game prior to his lone Thunder season.

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) expressed disappointment at the IOC for cutting their athlete quota by 20 - a decision which McConnell insisted was not a punishment for the corruption scandal involving the previous leadership at the embattled governing body.

The organisation added it would "work on proposals for a new quota allocation system", with a dedicated workshop set to be held during its Congress in September.

He added that although certain disagreements still persist between Moscow and the International Olympic Committee pertaining to the ban of Russian athletes from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, tensions have palpably eased.

The number of women's hockey teams will increase from eight to 10 in 2022, but the overall number of athletes is expected to be fewer than the 2,933 in PyeongChang. Do you even give a shit about the Olympics?

The Games, which will feature a record number of female athletes, will debut the women's monobob - a discipline trialled at youth level in 2016.

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